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Don’t throw the daily sports fantasy baby out with the bathwater

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You cannot turn on the television without seeing an ad for daily fantasy sports players DraftKings or FanDuel. That’s because the interest in daily fantasy sports is at stratospheric levels. Fantasy sports is as popular as Buffalo wings and cold beer. A report in Fortune shows that 57 million North Americans are betting $465 a year on fantasy sports, making it a $27 billion business. DraftKings, based out of Boston, and FanDuel, operating from New York, are the largest single-day fantasy sports websites. Their websites work like this:…

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Gambling or not, daily fantasy sports faces scrutiny

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Think wagering $20 to win $1 million by picking a winning combination of NFL players for a fantasy team this Sunday is gambling? The league says it isn’t. So do fast-growing daily fantasy sports companies such as DraftKings and FanDuel that offer the games and advertise with the long gambling-adverse pro football organization. But as the lucrative NFL betting season ramps up and advertisements from DraftKings and FanDuel are as hard to miss as an extra point, Las Vegas casinos…

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